So, as we know, I wasn't really all that happy with my mistreatments in my kitchen. They were kind of "eh" in my opinion and just weren't doing much for me. So yesterday I decided to do something about it!
As a refresher, here is what my window looked like before I decided to mistreat it...I still like this look and am not opposed to returning to it.
Here is my bare naked window...
Here is what my kitchen window looked like after my first mistreatment. This mistreatment was too low (among other problems.)
Here we have the same window with a higher mistreatment (later on I fixed the poufs...they were off kilter in this picture)
And here we have what I did yesterday. Actually, I did this after filling in all the nail holes from the plates and the previous attempts at mistreating. My poor wall was looking quite sad! I still have to touch up the paint, but at least the bajillion holes are filled!
My bad picture aside (camera was on the wrong settings--ooops!), I like this mistreatment SO much better! That painfully obvious horizontal crease isn't at all obvious in real life--I didn't notice it until looking at the pictures. I think I need to shorten the mistreatment a tad, but other than that, I'm really liking this one a lot and think I'll keep it for awhile. No sewing at all--just some hot glue, safety pins (to do the gathers and attach the bows), and upholstery tacks.
So after tackling the kitchen window, I decided to rework my mistreatment on the sliding door in the eating area of the kitchen.
Here is what it looked like before. Blech. Just didn't work for me. At all.
Here is what it looks like now. Much better--except it is a bit too long and needs to be shortened so that you don't feel like ducking as you head out the door.
And here is a bad picture of the two windows together. Further down the wall (past the sliding door) is the family room and that is where I have the faux roman shade I posted about earlier in the week. I'm still unsure about having the two different mistreatments in a row (this version and the faux roman shade) but they are two different rooms, so maybe it works.